Books Tagged ‘Philosophy’

The Art of War (Sunzi bing fa)

Subject: Nonfiction

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chine...

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The Communist Manifesto

Subject: Philosophy

The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), is an 1848 political document by German philosophers Karl...

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On Liberty

Subject: Philosophy

On Liberty is a philosophical essay by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, it applies Mill’s ethical system of utilitarianism to society and state. Mill suggests sta...

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The Poetics of Aristotle

Subject: Philosophy

Aristotle’s Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In this text Aristotle offers an...

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Two Treatises of Government

Subject: Philosophy

Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overth...

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The Problems of Philosophy

Subject: Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by the philosopher Bertrand Russell, in which the author attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy....

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Meditations

Subject: Philosophy

Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exer...

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The Confessions of St. Augustine

Subject: Philosophy

Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work by Saint Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 400 AD. The work outlines Saint Augustine...

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Candide

Subject: Fiction

Candide, ou l’Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is livi...

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Common Sense

Subject: Nonfiction

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive pr...

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